The Perfect Vietnamese Peanut Sauce

Hoisin sauce, peanut butter, and aromatics like garlic and shallots are used to make this Vietnamese-inspired dipping sauce. It has a nutty, salty, and somewhat sweet flavor. To take your spring rolls to the next level, you'll need this!

Why Should You Use This Dipping Sauce?

It's flavorful, with notes of nutty, salty, and sweet, as well as a lot of umami!

It's so good that you'll want to prepare spring rolls just to eat it. That's right, it's THAT good!

It only takes 10 minutes to make and only has 6 ingredients.

It lasts a long time: The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, allowing you to create the sauce ahead of time and the spring rolls last minute.

You'll need:

1 tablespoon oil
1 red onion or shallots, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon peanut butter
½ cup water
2 tablespoon coconut milk, optional
or topping: crushed peanuts, chopped chili


Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the minced shallots and garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes.

Next, add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, water, and coconut milk if using. Let simmer over low-medium heat for another 2 minutes, whisking regularly to combine.

Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to small bowls, top with crushed peanuts and chopped chili to taste, and use as a dip for spring rolls.

This peanut dipping sauce will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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